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Building on a Firm Foundation: Supporting Students with 
More Intensive Support Needs 
in UDL Environments

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Joy Smiley Zabala, Ed.D.

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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

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Universal Design for Learning is the firm foundation for the education all students. Some students with more intensive support needs also require individualized services based on their unique needs in order to participate in and benefit from learning environments built and maintained according to the principles and practices of UDL. A student scenario is used to illustrate the complementary nature of UDL and individualized supports and services.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Framework of learning and teaching, resisting one-size-fits-all approach. Encourages offering multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement.

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Zabala, J. (2016). Building on a firm foundation: supporting students with more intensive support needs in UDL environments. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. Retrieved from http://aem.cast.org/about/publications/2016/supporting-students-intensive-support-udl.html